When the x-ray passes through an absorber (e.g., oral tissues), it gets differentially absorbed by what constitutes the absorber and the thickness of each component. When the x-ray beam exits this absorber, it will have varying levels of intensities. This variation will be recorded on a radiographic receptor as different densities generating the radiographic contrast. The densities related to a thick absorber (i.e., aluminum) will be brighter than the densities of the thin absorbers (Figure 8).1,2,3,4,6
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